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Teen Suspected of Fatally Shooting Family Member in El Dorado County

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EL DORADO COUNTY -- A teenager is in custody for murder charges after the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office received a call they labeled a "suspicious circumstance."

Argonaut Drive in Diamond Springs is a normally quiet street.

Even last night, when the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said a man was shot to death in this home, several neighbors told FOX40 it wasn’t until Saturday morning that they knew something was wrong.

And as word spread that a juvenile family member was the suspected gunman, shock gave way to grief and confusion.

"Big thing is just sadness not knowing what happened," said neighbor Stephen Cass.

As far as details go, the sheriff’s office hasn’t said much.

Saturday morning they sent a press release saying Friday night, just before 11, someone called 911. Deputies got to an Argonaut Drive house and found a 41-year-old man dead, his car and a teenaged family member were gone. According to the press release, detectives later found someone driving the victim’s truck in the neighborhood, the teenaged family member was inside.

Police believe that teen is the one who pulled the trigger. The boy, whose name was not released due to his age, was later identified as a student at Union Mine High School.

"I’m feeling for the family right now," Cass said. "A few times we gone by, we didn’t see anything out of the normal."

Many neighbors did not want to speak on camera, but a few echoed that sentiment saying they never saw nor heard anything at the home that would lead them to expect violence.

One resident, who told FOX40 he has know the people who lived in that house for years, said a father, mother, son and older daughter live there. That neighbor said the son was the one arrested for the shooting. But he also said he knows the boy to be a good kid and can’t imagine a scenario that would lead him to shoot someone.